“The Jefferson County Legislature denounced legislation that would infringe on the Second Amendment, but did not grant the sanctuary status sought by guns rights activists who faced them Tuesday. About 60 residents filled the pews of the Old Jefferson County Court House, most supporting a Second Amendment Sanctuary declaration that they hope would preempt future state gun control measures in the county … The Board of Legislators took no action towards the ordinance, but adopted a resolution declaring opposition toward laws that “would intentionally violate the inalienable rights of the people of Jefferson County.” Any laws that would implement the tracking, restriction, or confiscation of firearms, accessories and ammunition would be met with a call for repeal from the Legislature, according to the resolution. Legislature Chairman Scott A. Gray said the board evaluated and opted the resolution to underpin Second Amendment rights and reject “some onerous legislation at the state level.” The resolution referenced proposed legislation that would require gun owners to obtain no less than $1 million in liability insurance and limit the sale of ammunition for assault weapons. Mr. Gray, however, reiterated a previous claim that county officials cannot supercede state law, prompting his rejection of a sanctuary. All legislators approved the resolution save Allen T. Drake, who abstained …”
Here is a copy of the resolution.
Video from yesterday’s Board of Legislators meeting. 2A Sanctuary discussion starts at the 14:30 mark.
H/T: Patrick Morse
GOA has done next to nothing in New York, but they did send out this press statement in response to two local sheriffs expressing their opposition to making their counties “2nd Amendment Sanctuaries.”